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As a deaf employee, Shop 51 work lead Brandon Salley understands the importance of good communication
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | April 11, 2024
Before becoming the new work lead for Shop 51, Electricians, Brandon Salley spent the previous eight years perfecting his skills as an electrician at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, while also...

Felicienne Griffin, superintendent, Shop 31, Inside Machinists, leads Lori Tauber, Angelique Bellmer-Krembs and Cie Nicholson, founding members of
Members of 'The Band of Sisters' address workplace culture, gender bias during shipyard panel
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | April 10, 2024
Three members of the company, "The Band of Sisters," spoke with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility employees, March 28, during a command observance in honor of Women’s History Month.Cie Nicholson,...

Matt Moyer, branch head, Code 135.1, Quality Assurance, Non- Destructive Testing, discusses eddy currents with Warren Herrington, Joseph Hughes, and Robert Kollman, Feb. 15, 2024, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeb Fach)
Shipyard hosts Naval Reactors employees during two-week orientation program for new engineers
By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 28, 2024
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility hosted five Naval Reactors engineers Feb. 5-16, who recently completed Bettis Reactor Engineering School.According to Ben Alford, Naval Reactors representative...

Casey Harris, welder, Shop 26, Welders, talks with Nicholas Haskins, apprentice instructor, and Riley Morris, mechanic, both Shop 06, Tool Mechanics, Maintenance Logistics, March 13, 2024, during an Apprenticeship Knowledge Fair in Building 460 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeb Fach)
Event helps showcase shipyard apprentice program
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Pubic Affairs | March 28, 2024
Approximately 300 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility employees attended an Apprenticeship Knowledge Fair in Building 460, February 28-29 and March 13-14.The event showcased the apprenticeship...

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jim Kilby discusses Dry Dock 3 operations with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility senior leadership, March 22, 2024, during a tour of PSNS & IMF, in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)
VCNO meets with PSNS & IMF senior leaders, tours shipyard facilities during his daylong visit
By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 27, 2024
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jim Kilby visited Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, to discuss the importance of people, current readiness and potential...

Sheetmetal Shop 17 workers Pearl Sanchez and Mary St. Sauveur solder pipe, sometime between 1942 and 1945. In 1942, there were 80 women working in the shipyard’s industrial area. By December 1944, there were 4,266. They personified the “Rosie the Riveter” cultural icon of the era. (U.S. Navy photo)
2024 Women’s History Month: Women who have made great achievements
By Aime Lykins, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 20, 2024
National Women’s History Month is celebrated annually in March and the 2024 theme celebrates “Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.” The theme recognizes American women who left an impact on the nation through their public...

Sybrina Nanez, metrology quality assurance specialist, Code 901, Production Resources Department, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, helps students drill holes in an underwater remotely operated vehicle, Feb. 2, 2024, during a STEM program at Hilder Pearson Elementary School in Poulsbo, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeb Fach)
STEM volunteer has experienced both personal joy and leadership development since getting involved
By Aime Lykins, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 14, 2024
Civic engagement and volunteerism are both dynamic ways to support local communities while simultaneously learnings new skills, building networks, increasing self-esteem, and forming meaningful connections that can make a...

Capt. JD Crinklaw, commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, delivers remarks, Feb. 26, 2024, during a dedication ceremony for a new propulsion shaft lathe, honoring Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (Navy SEAL) Patrick D. Feeks, who was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 16, 2012. (U.S Navy photo by Jeb Fach)
Dedication ceremony held for new propulsion shaft lathe that honors the memory and sacrifice of fallen Navy SEAL
By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 14, 2024
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility dedicated a new propulsion shaft lathe named in honor of a fallen U.S. Navy SEAL during a ceremony in Bldg. 431, the Inside Machine Shop, Feb. 26, 2024, in...

How to build and maintain a healthy, long-term social life
By Aime Lykins, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 7, 2024
Social health can be described as the ability to interact and form meaningful relationships with others while positively nurturing those bonds. It also includes balancing the unique needs of each individual...

Aircraft Launch and Recovery team members from Shop 38, Marine Machinist, work to align catapult #4 aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Jan. 7, 2024, during a six-month planned incremental availability for the aircraft carrier at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)
ALRE team works at historic pace to finish work on 3 Nimitz catapults
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 6, 2024
The Aircraft Launch and Recovery Team at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility is performing three catapult alignments on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in a historically short period of time.According to Chris...

Capt. JD Crinklaw, commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, shakes hands with Dwight Stephens, a job applicant from Bremerton, Washington, Feb. 23, 2024, during a two-day PSNS & IMF Hiring Fair at the Kitsap Conference Center in downtown Bremerton. (U.S Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)
Hundreds land on-the-spot job offers during two-day PSNS & IMF employment event
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Feb. 29, 2024
More than 2,000 job seekers came to downtown Bremerton, Feb. 23-24, in search of new employment opportunities, during a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Hiring Fair at the Kitsap Conference...

Idrese Manning, middle left, waterfront safety advocate, Code 900S, Waterfront Safety, conducts a
Program helps leaders prioritize safety, accountability
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Feb. 29, 2024
He stared into the room before entering. Eight feet away, a co-worker lay sprawled across the floor. Andrew Gorton, supervisor, Shop 06, Maintenance, quickly called out.“Hey! Are you OK? Do you need help?”When an answer...

Katherine Dunham is a dancer that many historians have named the most important women of African American dance. She was considered both a dancer and an anthropologist. Dunham was one of the first modern dance pioneers, combining cultural, grounded dance movements with elements of ballet. (Photo by Roger Woods, courtesy of the New York Library digital collections.)
Black History Month: African Americans & the arts
By Aime Lykins, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Feb. 6, 2024
In September 1915, decades after the thirteenth amendment abolished slavery as an institution within all U.S. states and territories, historian Carter Woodson and Minister Jesse Moorland founded the Association for the Study...

Tracy Steevers, general foreman, Shop 11/17, Shipfitters, Forge, Sheetmetal, stamps passports Jan. 13, 2023, during a Code 350, Inactive Fleet, Submarine Recycling and Reactor Compartment Disposal knowledge fair at the Kitsap Conference Center in downtown Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Wendy Hallmark)
Knowledge sharing event helps Code 350 employees align with established team objectives, expectations
By Ben Hutto, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Feb. 6, 2024
Employees with Code 350, Inactive Fleet, Submarine Recycling and Reactor Compartment Disposal (IRR) program, held their first Integrated Project Team Development Step III knowledge share fair at the Kitsap Conference Center...

Kyle Weir, deputy apprentice program director, Detachment San Diego, and Reuben Farley, director of student programs, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, congratulate Apprentice of the Year Steven Tomika, machinist, Shop 941, Inside Machinist, Jan. 18, 2023, during a graduation ceremony in Chula Vista, California. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeb Fach)
21 Southwest Regional Apprentice Program graduates receive certificates of completion
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Feb. 5, 2024
Students from Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Detachment San Diego were celebrated Jan. 18, 2024, during a graduation ceremony at Southwestern College, in...

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